All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pests’

Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals, pellets, or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting, mulching, and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value that they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well, then they are dead to us (literally). …

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How to create a bug hotel for overwintering beneficial insects in your home garden.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. Next spring, when …

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Thumbelina Lavender

Plant a Mosquito-Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces

Keep mosquitoes from crashing the party by creating a gorgeous herb patio planter that will keep pests away. There are a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects dislike, mainly strong-smelling herbs and flowering plants. Creating a container garden that can be set in the entertaining space, like a patio, deck, or lawn, allows you to move the …

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All About Ticks And Lyme Disease Prevention

What Everyone Needs to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

I always thought of ticks as bugs that would drop out of tall trees to bite you. I figured if you stayed out of the woods, wore bug spray when hiking, and kept a hat on while camping you would be perfectly safe from contracting Lyme disease. Was I ever wrong. Last year I heard Vanessa Farnsworth talk about ticks and Lyme …

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Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners

These Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners are a Crafty Way to Outsmart Moths

I love bugs. I mean, I’m a gardener and I can see the benefit of all insects, even those who want to munch on my veggies or decimate my flowers. But I have very little tolerance for pests IN the house. Sure, the occasional spider doesn’t phase me, but moths are my mortal enemy. Here is my story on how I …

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Plant These In Your Veggie Garden And Ward Off Pests

These Powerful Flowers Deter Pests Naturally in the Vegetable Garden

Did you know that flowers have super powers? Some stop nematodes in their tracks. Others attract aphids away from your veggies. And some are just so darn powerful that they will repel every tick, cockroach, and bedbug in sight! Pretty and powerful? Now that’s the kind of organic gardening I can get behind! These super flowers deter pests in the …

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